With ISRO announcing an afternoon launch for India's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 on July 22 at 2:43 PM, Mahindra chairperson Anand Mahindra, on Thursday, has his priorities set right, saying that he won't be losing any sleep to view the launch.
Earlier in the day, Indian Space Reseach Organization (ISRO) announced that Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled for launch on July 22 at 02:43 PM, tweeting a billion dreams are ready to go to the Moon.
On July 15, ISRO said that there was a technical snag observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 and 24 seconds, after which first the countdown was stopped and then the launching of India's moon mission was delayed. It announced that the launch of Chandrayaan 2 has been postponed for the day as a measure of abundant precaution.
Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon's south polar region, as explained by ISRO. With this achievement, India becomes the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to land a probe on the lunar surface. India's Rs.960 crore lunar rocket 'Chandrayaan 2' is all set and currently prepping for its journey to the south pole of the moon, after its previous snag at 2:43 PM on July 22 from ISRO's launch base - Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Netizens relate to Mahindra's 'Sleep is king' attitude: